ʺIn our dreams,ʺ says Paracelsus, ʺwe are like the plants, which have also the elementary and vital body, but possess not the spirit. In our sleep the astral body is free and can, by the elasticity of its nature, either hover round in proximity with its sleeping vehicle, or soar higher to hold converse with its starry parents, or even communicate with its brothers at great distances. Dreams of a prophetic character, prescience, and present wants, are the faculties of the astral spirit. To our elementary and grosser body, these gifts are not imparted, for at death it descends into the bosom of the earth and is reunited to the physical elements, while the several spirits return to the stars. The animals,ʺ he adds, ʺhave also their presentiments, for they too have an astral body.ʺ
BY H. P. BLAVATSKY
Christ in the Desert
- Honoré de Balzac, Physiologie Du Mariage (via purplebuddhaproject)
+ removal of salt from the sea or water to make it drinkable
Just like the process of desalination, at times we must also divulge our human experiences unto others. We want to understand each other. We do this through shared experiences, which leads to association.
Yet, there is another side to our humanity. A subtle side. One that has no association for it goes beyond our rational comprehension. These moments are better expressed by an exhalation of the human spirit. This is how the “salt” within us is made. This is where it resides. When we connect to our higher self and put aside judgements. We free ourselves from association into the realm of creation.
Desalination is a necessary process in the human condition. We must all experience loss in order to value what is at the core. It is then where we find ourselves. In a unified creation in which we create the “salt of the ocean” by the mere act of being aware of our own divine presence.
Faces of Light
Yogi Firefly - “Embracing what is.”
ॐ ’ I don’t know whether things will get better when they change.
But things must change if they are to get better.’ ॐ